Mad #278 (Nick Meglin and John Ficarra) - Duck Issue - April 1988

After providing jokes for Don Martin for years, Don (Duck) Edwing replaced Martin in this issue.  "Tales From the Duck Side Department" appeared in four places where we expected to see "Don Martin Department."  Also introduced was Edwing's signature "duck" that would waddle through his cartoons for years to come.  Although Edwing certainly does not have the artistic talent of Martin, he seems to have no shortage of outrageous ideas.  The four "Dark Side" pages were all rather gruesome but I would select "The Stupefying Sucide Situation" as the funniest of the four. [JAM 8/18/2011]

Anne Gaines is identified as "blue cross troubleshooter" for this issue.

Look for a gorilla, a duck, a witch, pirates, Napoleon, a motorcyclist, a cowboy, a bunny, a diver, a dragon, a fisherman, Santa Claus and a naked man shopping in the supermarket in "Secret Supermarket Rules."

Hollywood And Grind - Dorky Dancing
Tales From the Duck Side - The Terrifying Terminal Tragedy; The Stupefying Suicide Situation; The Disastrous Desert Drama; The Macabre Morticians'  Melodrama
The Shadow Still Doesn't Know - Still More Celebrity Silhouettes
All Jaffee - Quick Recoveries for Embarrassing Situations
Serg-In General - A Mad Look at School
Along the Snide Lines - The Mad Nasty File - Volume Two
Wide World of Dorks - Dangerous Sports for the Very Daring and Super Stupid
Shelf Control - Secret Supermarket Rules
To Err is Reagan; To Forgive, a Crime - The Official Mad Pardon of Ronald Reagan
Berg's-Eye View - The Lighter Side
Editions And Subtractions - Celebrity Reading Lists
A Bad Case of Constellation - Mad's Instant Guide to Zodiac Types
Joke And Dagger - Spy vs. Spy
... And They Don't Have a Plot to Peek in - Stinkout
Clause And Effect - Disclaimers for TV Commercials That Don't Have Disclaimers

Fold-In - Spuds